Where does the Huddersfield canal start and finish?

It runs just under 20 miles (32 km) from Lock 1E at the rear of the University of Huddersfield campus, near Aspley Basin in Huddersfield, to the junction with the Ashton Canal at Whitelands Basin in Ashton-under-Lyne. It crosses the Pennines by means of 74 locks and the Standedge Tunnel.

Where does the Huddersfield Narrow Canal go?

The Huddersfield Narrow Canal runs for 20 miles between Huddersfield in West Yorkshire and Ashton under Lyne in Greater Manchester, UK. The summit of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal is the highest navigable waterway in Britain. Standedge Tunnel on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal is Britain’s longest canal tunnel.

How long is Huddersfield Narrow Canal?

19.3 miles
Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Huddersfield Narrow Canal
Length 19.3 miles
Locks 74
Maximum boat dimensions Guide only – weather conditions can affect water levels
Length Width Draught Headroom 21.35m 70ft 2.08m 6ft 10″ 0.75m 2ft 5” 1.88m 6ft 2″

Can you walk the Huddersfield Narrow Canal?

Now that the Huddersfield Narrow Canal has been restored and re-opened it is possible to walk the towpath along the entire length except for Standedge Tunnel between Diggle and Marsden and Bates Tunnel in the centre of Huddersfield.

What canal goes through uppermill?

Huddersfield Narrow Canal
Sitting on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and surrounded by the stunning Saddleworth Moor on the edge of the Pennines, today, Uppermill is a great place for canal and riverside walks with friends and family. If you want to explore further, the Diggle end of the Standedge Tunnel is a 30 minute stroll along the towpath.

What is the longest canal tunnel in UK?

Standedge Tunnel
Standedge Tunnel is Britain’s longest and deepest canal tunnel. Finally completed in 1811, it took 17 years to dig and cost the lives of 50 men.

What canal runs through uppermill?

How many locks are on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal?

74 locks
The Huddersfield Narrow Canal. Nicknamed the ‘Pennine Link’ there is a leaflet specifically about the Huddersfield Narrow Canal available from the Tameside Tourist Information Centre. This canal runs for 32 km (19 3/4 miles) via 74 locks from Ashton-under-Lyne through the Pennine Hills to the centre of Huddersfield.

Is the Rochdale canal open?

The Rochdale Canal is in Northern England, between Manchester and Sowerby Bridge, part of the connected system of the canals of Great Britain….

Rochdale Canal
Locks 91 (92 as built; two locks merged)
Status Open
Navigation authority Canal & River Trust

Where does the Manchester Ship canal start and finish?

Manchester Ship Canal
Start point Eastham Locks
End point Salford Quays
Connects to River Bollin, Glaze Brook, River Mersey, River Irwell, Bridgewater Canal, Shropshire Union Canal, Weaver Navigation

What was the first canal in Britain?

The Sankey Canal
The Sankey Canal was the first British canal of the Industrial Revolution, opening in 1757. The Bridgewater Canal followed in 1761 and proved to be highly profitable. A “Golden Age” of canals occurred between the 1770s and 1830s, during which the majority of the network was built.

How many people live in Uppermill?


Dobcross/Uppermill compared
Total population 7,475 49,138,831
White 98.3% 91%
Asian 0.6% 4.6%
Black 0.2% 2.3%